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The Importance of Curiosity and What It Can Do for You

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 11, 2019

Commemorating the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (JIMC). From left to right: Northwestern University's Medill School IMC Associate Dean Vijay Viswanathan, Dean Charles Whitaker, JIMC Editor-in-Chief Chaoying (Karen) Wang, myself, Senior Lecturer & Faculty Advisor Nancy Hobor, JIMC Editorial Director Caleb Hall, JIMC Copy Editor Sara Caputo, and JIMC Creative Director Richard (Shih-Han) Chou.

I was humbled recently to speak at the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications, which I helped start. I was asked to speak about how the Journal began to an audience of current grad students, alumni, faculty and staff.

What follows are my remarks about the power of curiosity, and the one question that can help you solve any problem:

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How to Make Your Organization Smarter: A Conversation with Renowned Business Leadership Consultant Liz Wiseman

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 04, 2018

While we read and consult a number of business leadership books to help our clients, one book recently stood out for its compelling research and guidance: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, by Liz Wiseman. 

Liz is CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. As a former executive at Oracle Corporation, Liz served as the vice president of Oracle University and as a global leader for human resource development at the company before launching her own firm. With clients that include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter, Liz has been named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. 

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A Reminder to Be Kind and Gentle to Yourself

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Feb 27, 2018

I’ve been fortunate enough to make connections with, and get to know, other leadership and communication bloggers over the past several years. 

One of my favorite bloggers to follow, Jon Mertz, runs the blogging community, Thin Difference, which covers topics from leadership and generations in the workplace to inspiration and creativity.

So when the Thin Difference team reached out and asked me to participate in a New Year Series they were putting together on finding joy, whether it’s in work, life, society, culture or elsewhere, I was honored to participate.

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Interview on Respectful Authenticity with Switched on Leadership Magazine

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 25, 2017

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Christele Canard, Founder of Switched on Leadership – a monthly app magazine filled with the latest in leadership – to talk about Respectful Authenticity and the value it brings to oneself, both in and outside of the workplace.

Our Discussion

We covered a lot of ground and some key topics include:

  • Strategies to help you become more authentic
  • The best way to encourage your team to also be respectfully authentic
  • How companies are addressing authenticity in the workplace and why it’s imperative they do

And more!

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leadercommunicator Blog Named #1 Communication Blog by Feedspot (Plus Top 5 All-Time Blog Posts)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 18, 2017

I don’t write this blog for awards. I write this blog for you – to help you elevate how you lead and communicate. All of us have this superpower inside of us, and my wish and hope is to invite you to reach beyond what you know. So you can be your best – for yourself, your family, your team, your organization, and for your community. 

That said, I’m humbled that our leadercommunicator blog has been named the No. 1 blog on communication by Feedspot, and I’m excited to share the news with you. Plus, as you read on, you’ll find the Top 5 blog posts of all time. [Skip to Top 5 blogs]

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No Cape Needed Honored with Business Book Award

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 27, 2016

I am humbled and thrilled to announce that my third communications book, No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds, has been honored with a Pinnacle Award for Best Book in Business for Fall 2015.

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Getting Employees Engaged in Company Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 30, 2013

Last week I sat down with someone I respect greatly, Les Landes, to talk about getting employees engaged in strategy.  Our dialogue is available today as part of his Web Talk Radio show, “Employee Engagement: The Heart of Business Success.” 

We had a great discussion about the fact that strategy is not just for leaders anymore. Changing times have brought changing attitudes and expectations among employees. They want to know more about what’s going on in the business and the marketplace – and they want to know how it affects them and what they can do it about it. In short, they want to be in on the ground floor of conversations about strategy.

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You Can’t NOT Communicate Wins Prestigious Axiom Business Book Award

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 08, 2013

I’m incredibly humbled and honored that my first book, You Can’ Not Communicate, Second Edition, has received the Gold Axiom Business Book Award.

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Not Sure If Your Inbox Is Full of Good or Bad News? The Los Angeles Times Reports on the App for That

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 13, 2012

We've all felt that uncertain and even stressful twinge when a new text/email/Tweet comes our way:  Is it good news or bad?  Do I even want to read it right now?  

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The Grossman Group Captures Runner-up Prize as PRWeek’s 2011 Boutique PR Agency of the Year

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Mar 15, 2011

For the third time in ten years, The Grossman Group has been honored for excellence by PRWeek magazine.  I am proud to share that The Grossman Group was awarded the Runner-up Prize as PRWeek’s Boutique Agency of the Year. Judges were impressed by The Grossman Group’s “suite of innovative tools,” praising us for our “ability to ensure alignment” for our clients around “key strategies and initiatives.”

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